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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2013
This does me, but then my previous computer was driven by an Opteron 180. Yes, that old. This one is quieter than that (but so is our vacuum cleaner).
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on 17 September 2013
I'm serious, this i5 and a fresh gigabyte motherboard made my computer go from slow to mega fast.

-Do not buy the i5 4570K unless you want to OC
-The stock fan and cooler is amazing
-Its really quiet
-The onboard graphics are pretty decent
-I can't honestly see any bad points unless you want to OC

PS: I am a previous AMD owner and the Intel switch is amazing, They are cooler and just out perform AMD even OC'd.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 2013
I chose the Haswell CPU mostly because of its improved power usage efficiency over Ivy Bridge. Well, plus the new motherboards' functions.
I didn't get the i5 4670K because of the price, though it does offer better performance and the ability to overclock.
This i5 4570 is paired with an ASUS h87 M-E motherboard and a 7850 GPU. The system should handle all games at max at 1080p resolution.

The chip produces so much less heat than my previous phenom 955 did and yet offers twice the performance.
On stock fan it idles ~ 30 *C (@800mhz), so far I havn't tested the chip with heavy gaming but I'm sure it will be just fine.
Note that the 4570 produces less heat than a K chip.. so far I don't see any reason to get a 3rd party cooler.

This CPU will not bottleneck any GPU on the market right now, good temps, low energy usage, good price. Very pleased!
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on 5 July 2013
I bought the i5 4570 for a new PC I built recently. I wanted a fast cpu for multitasking and gaming, but didn't have the budget to stretch to an i7. I went for the new Haswell 4th gen Intel processors after reading raving reviews about them. Comparing the 4330, 4570 and 4670, I found the 4570 had the best price/performance ratio. I ruled out the 4670k since I am not interested in overclocking. In honesty, this cpu is super fast, and I feel as though I could stick an 'i7 inside' sticker on the front of my PC and people wouldn't be surprised thinking it was a £100 more expensive i7. Comparing it to my older 2nd gen i5-2400, the improvement in performance is obvious. I honestly thought that cpu was awesome, but this makes it seem slow in comparison. So far, any amount of applications running simultaneously that I have thrown at it, the i5 hasn't struggled at all. I'm running it with an NVidia gtx660 graphics card and they work perfectly together. The gpu can run any game at maximum settings, and the cpu makes loading screens go by in an instant. It certainly doesn't bottleneck the video card, and I wouldn't expect it to bottle any gpu on the market right now judging by how it has performed for me. Overall, considering that this processor is faster than some of the older i7 cpus, with improved graphics (haven't tested them) and an attractive price tag, you can't really be disappointed.
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on 23 May 2014
I first built my home office PC about 15 years ago and have been replacing components as needed over the years. All that’s left of the original set-up is a vestigial floppy A drive – no practical use today but I’ve never had the heart to throw it away.

The last significant refit was in 2007 and, apart from a recent new hard drive and power supply, the PC has been super-reliable and done everything I needed. However, this year I decided to bite the bullet and jump several generations of hardware to the present day. So, with a budget of £300 for a new motherboard, CPU and 8GB of memory, I set about researching what was available.

The first decision was Intel v AMD. Previously I’d used AMD processors because they were powerful enough and cheaper, plus I liked to support AMD’s role as the only realistic competition to the mighty Intel. To my slight shame, I eventually selected an Intel Haswell CPU based on reading many reviews. The consensus appeared to be that the AMD processors, although cheaper, did not have the single-core performance of Intel equivalents – not all the tasks can spread their load across all the cores. The other reason for choosing Intel was the integrated graphics which meant I did not need to but a new graphics card (I’m not a gamer).

Having selected a CPU type, it came down to budget. Good quality memory was around £70 which left £230 for mboard and chip. My previous upgrade included the capability to overclock but in nearly seven years I’d never tried it so obviously didn’t need it. This meant I didn’t need a “K” processor or a Z87 chipset on the motherboard which together saved £50 or so. I also wanted at least 4 cores. After a few weeks of reading reviews and checking prices, I settled on the Asus H87-PRO and the Intel 4570 as being the best combination for the price. The 4600 graphics were also a factor. Amazon delivered within a few days and I set about cannibalising my PC.

I’ve been very pleased with the outcome. The CPU is quiet and power-efficient. Not surprisingly, it performs much faster than the 7-year old AMD Athlon 3200 it replaced. The impact of having multiple cores is particularly noticeable when a virus scan or a backup is running – previously these operations slowed down any other work. One note – the CPU does come with pre-applied thermal paste so there’s no need to buy any as I did.

The integrated graphics are certainly good enough to view HD video and play simple games which is all I need. My workload is primarily software development, Skype, MS Office, plus surfing/email and everything runs very smoothly. My main o/s is Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, but I also use the virtualisation capabilities of the CPU to run Ubuntu Linux as a guest o/s at the same time with no problem and still very fast. The CPU fan comes on only rarely when something intensive is running.

All in all, this CPU is more than powerful enough for what I need and will hopefully last for several years. An i7 would have been overkill for me. The integrated graphics are perfectly adequate unless you need to run high-end games, so you might not need to buy a new graphics card.

The only downside of the rebuild is that the H87-PRO does not have IDE connectors so I’ve had to finally disconnect the A drive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 December 2013
I have bought this CPU as I am not an overclocker and so far I am really impressed with it, I did not use my computer for video editing yet mostly for gaming and along with a R9 270X is absolutely fantastic. I got a CPU with integrated video as in case of upgrade / GPU problem I have backup (it has an Intel HD 4600 which isn't great for gaming but indeed the best integrated video GPU from Intel to date). The reason why I have chosen Intel is Power Consumption / Temperature against Performance and the whole thing works out really well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 26 October 2013
Much better than my old Core2 processor.
Programs that were running/opening slowly are now instantaneous. Much more pleasurable experience.
Very nice processor for the price
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 7 December 2013
A nice processor at a reasonable price. Works well with my Asus B85M-E Motherboard Socket 1150 motherboard, copuled with Kingston Technology KHX16C10B1B/8 HyperX Series 8GB 1600MHz DDR3 RAM modules and Kingston Hyper X 120 Gb SSD.
Comes with cooling heat-sink and fan, with reasonable pictorial instructions on it and the CPU's installation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 9 October 2013
Happy with this CPU. Using it with a H87 mobo because not going to OC, and it runs quiet and cool when gaming in combination with my 670 using the stock fan. Very worthwhile upgrade.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 24 January 2014
Great performance at a solid price. It's sometimes frustrating to see higher level processors go on sale for less than the cost of this offering, but it's still well worth it.
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